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Casper Bowl is no joke.
There are cliffs in this area that will surely lead to one’s death if an accident should occur.
Furthermore, you will not find trail signs guiding you to the right spots.
In fact almost every ridable chute begins in some grouping of trees with few notable features to signal the right spot.
Treat this area with as much respect as possible! That being said, when you do unlock the secret doors to this area, you will be rewarded with some of the finest extreme skiing in the world! The bowl is only reached by hiking, use either the “White Spider” hike behind the top of the gondola or the less steep traditional hike at the end of the Tensleep Traverse.
It’s also possible to like from the top of the Teton Quad past The Crags.
Regardless of which hike, make sure you are there before the 2pm closure.
There is a ski patrol shack (referred to as The Jailhouse) that is on the skier’s righthand border of the bowl the skier’s left border is a discernible corner separating the Bowl from the Crags.
Chances are you will be coming from with the traditional hike or the White Spider hike.
Look for The Jailhouse pass to the north side of it, you should find yourself on a cornice overhanging a mellow bowl.
This is Casper Bowl, but don’t let this section fool you, just below past the immediate basin is one the most demanding areas in the world.
Greybull is the largest chute on the skier’s righthand side of the bowl.
Veer to the right side through the trees from the bottom of the topmost basin.
Continue through the trees along the ridge keeping an eye to your left.
The first obvious opening is the entrance to Greybull.
Though fairly broad, a low snowpack will provide some spice halfway down in the form of a small cliff band.
Hardly ever bigger than five feet, this cliff drop is enough to trap those not used to jumping, especially as this mandatory air is also mandatory to land with control in order to prevent cartwheeling down the rest of the chute.
Late in the year, this drop will likely be covered and not a problem.
Passing through the chute will bring you into a less steep face for a few hundred feet before you reach the mogul covered basin.